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# 44465 28-Oct-2009 07:35
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Hi,

Does anyone know if TomTom has discussed when their iPhone car kit will be available in New Zealand?

I would have expected it would be announced by now, given the new law coming in next weekend - but I've been keeping an eye on the NZ Apple Store and have yet to see it appear. I've also been looking at Engadget to see if they know anything, and it looks like it's available for pre-order overseas now.

If anyone knows anything more I'd really appreciate it - I need to decide which car kit to go for, and the TomTom one looks like the best option unless it's going to be a while away...

Cheers

John

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  # 267695 28-Oct-2009 13:55
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I am in the same boat! I agree as the law is changing very soon it would make good business sense for Tomtom to launch ASAP. This looks like the best option for me especially as it will work with other nav apps like Copilot. 


Any further news on launch date and price would be really helpful. Pity we can't order from the USA store! Exchange rate is favourable at the moment!

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  # 267700 28-Oct-2009 14:02
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I am watching this thread with interest, as I am in the same boat (Or car, in this case.)




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  # 267714 28-Oct-2009 14:49
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I found this on the Expansys site yesterday...

http://www.expansys.co.nz/d.aspx?i=183739




 

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  # 267742 28-Oct-2009 16:08
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http://www.1-day.co.nz/ are selling car kits for iphones at $24.99 today




that would be an ecumenical matter

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  # 267745 28-Oct-2009 16:15
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sarg: http://www.1-day.co.nz/ are selling car kits for iphones at $24.99 today


Glad I read the comments on the item, decided it wasnt worth it.




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  # 267747 28-Oct-2009 16:19
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Exactly, cheap and nasty and not usable under the new legislation. The tomtom car kit on expansys is very expensive @ $320! They do have a reputation for being overpriced though. If it is on sale on Apple USA for $120 it can't be more than $200 max! I hope :o)

 
 
 
 




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  # 268483 30-Oct-2009 11:15
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Now I want one even more!

Come on TomTom...

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  # 268486 30-Oct-2009 11:17
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I reckon! Tick tock until the we get pinged by the plod!!



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  # 268488 30-Oct-2009 11:20
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Actually I know someone going to the US soon. Do you think the car kit would be the same? i.e. if I got him to get one, would it work here? I wouldn't have thought there'd be any difference... but if anyone knows for sure that would be great :)



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  # 268489 30-Oct-2009 11:20
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Actually I know someone going to the US soon. Do you think the car kit would be the same? i.e. if I got him to get one, would it work here? I wouldn't have thought there'd be any difference... but if anyone knows for sure that would be great :)

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  # 268495 30-Oct-2009 11:28
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john.downs: Actually I know someone going to the US soon. Do you think the car kit would be the same? i.e. if I got him to get one, would it work here? I wouldn't have thought there'd be any difference... but if anyone knows for sure that would be great :)


Yeah should be the same. You might have some issues when it comes to warranty.





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  # 272160 11-Nov-2009 21:27
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There’s a company on trade me selling these kits now, hookedontronics.  I have been waiting for a long time, just have to convince the boss to spend that money! So might still be another month of waiting.. 
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  # 272166 11-Nov-2009 21:47
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Good to see them appearing... but ouch, $450? That seems like a ripoff, especially given the Australian and US pricing...

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  # 272168 11-Nov-2009 21:51
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Just bought one from a sellers store on Ebay should be here in a week and a half, paid NZD$290 all up including postage. Will advise if everything goes smoothly with purchase and let you know the store purchased from.

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